Events & Interviews

Thurs Jan. 16, 2020

5:30 – 8:00 PM

AT PEACE: A Practical Guide to End-of-Life Decisions

Houston, TX

Presentation at The Jung Center / Community for Conscious Aging

“Dr. Harrington was given a standing ovation. The enthusiasm of the sold-out crowd was palpable. He is a clear, relatable, and knowledgeable speaker and was extremely easy to work with.” – Maryann Tebbe, Community for Conscious Aging


Tues Feb. 12, 2019

all day

B.U. School of Public Health Symposium on Death and Dying

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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Private Event

Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum
Helping Elderly Clients Make Better End-of-life Decisions

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

La Grua Center

Stonington, CT
Lecture: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds

Bridgeport-Yale Hospital
How Medical Specialists Can Help Elderly Patients Make Better End-of-Life Decisions

With daughter Dr. Eliza Myers, neonatologist

Thursday, April 5, 2018

12 noon

Private Event

Yale-New Haven Hospital / Yale School of Medicine
Acute Care Surgery Fellow Lecture Series

“Your talk was fantastic—personal, professional, and academic; in short, masterful!”
– Linda Maerz MD, Medical Director Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Tue, Mar 20, 2018

10:30 am

Author Talk at Key West Public Library (Studios of Key West)

533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Limited seating.

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018

5:30 pm

Author Talk at Pulitzer Center

Washington D.C.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

7:00 pm

Author Talk at Seattle Public Library (Microsoft Auditorium)

In conversation with Mary Ann Gwinn, former Books Editor of Seattle Times

This event was recorded as a podcast. Listen here.

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Tue, Mar 20, 2018

10:30 am

Key West Public Library – Studios of Key West

533 Eaton Street

Key West, FL 33040

Limited seating.

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Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Private Event

Washington D.C.

Thurs Feb. 22, 2018

7:30 pm

Author Talk to Washington Women’s Foundation

At Northwest Film Forum in Seattle

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With Karen Maeda Allman, Elliott Bay Books

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

4:00 pm

Author Talk at Book Passage

Corte Madera, CA

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A Good Death After a Good Life

YOU The Owners Manual Podcast

Oftentimes, death sneaks up on people, and they feel unprepared to make end-of-life decisions for either themselves or their loved ones.

Most people say they would like to die quietly at home, yet about 60% of elderly patients die in institutions.

Learn more and listen here

Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life

New Books Network

Through Dr. Samuel Harrington’s own experience with the aging and deaths of his parents and of working with patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues.

Learn more and listen here


Knowledge@Wharton is a daily, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live from The Wharton School’s historic Ivy League campus. Host Dan Loney goes behind the headlines with world-renowned Wharton professors, distinguished alumni and expert guests.

Download the podcast

Finding Peace at the End

Caregiving Podcast Network

How do we give our carees (and ourselves) peace at end of life? Dr. Samuel Harrington, author of a new book, At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life, joins us to guide us toward a peaceful end.

Learn more and listen here.

Samuel Harrington discusses ‘At Peace’

The Seattle Public Library

After working with patients and as a hospice trustee, Dr. Harrington offers a unique perspective on end-of-life planning and care. Harrington will appear in conversation with Mary Ann Gwinn.

Learn more and listen here.

How To Have a Good Death

NPR station KERA: “Think” with Krys Boyd

We all hope to die peacefully at home at a ripe old age. And while many of us are living longer, the end of life has gotten increasingly complicated. Dr. Samuel Harrington joins us to talk about how to have tough conversations about our end-of-life wishes – and about how we can avoid medical intervention when there’s little left to save. (Photo: Sam’s hands visible in sound booth at NPR headquarters in NYC. Crackerjack interviewer Krys Boyd was in Dallas. One of the best interviews he’s done.) Learn more and listen here.

Choosing How We Leave This World

NPR station Jefferson Public Radio

Even the happiest life can end in a hospital bed, lit by fluorescent lights. Which is not how most people say they would like to go. So speak up now, says Dr. Samuel Harrington. Learn more and listen here

The Agewyz Podcast

Episode 128 with Jana Panarites

Dr. Samuel Harrington’s father had a vision of how he wanted to experience the last days of his life. That vision led Dr. Harrington and his sisters to help their father make end-of-life decisions based on the exit strategy he wanted. It also inspired Harrington’s new book. Learn more and listen here.

Does talking about death interest you?

NBC affiliate Maine News Center: 207

At Peace covers the subject that many of us don’t want to talk about: death. Through his experience of being a doctor for many decades and watching his parents (die), he decided to write a book to better inform the rest of us on how to make end-of-life decisions.
Watch the TV interview here.